Microsoft has admitted that its Outlook.com security breach was worse than the company initially revealed. The software maker started notifying some Outlook.com users late on Friday night that a hacker was able to access accounts for months earlier this year. Microsoft’s notification revealed that hackers could have viewed account email addresses, folder names, and subject lines of emails, but in a separate notification to other affected users the company also admitted email contents could have been viewed…

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/15/18311112/microsoft-outlook-web-email-hack-response-comment

Recently users have noticed that Google Chrome has started stating that it is “Managed by your organization” when they open the browser’s menu, which is a confusing for home users who are not part of any organization. It turns out that with the release of Chrome 73, the browser will now display this message whenever a group policy is configured for the browser…

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/chrome-saying-its-managed-by-your-organization-may-indicate-malware/

Last Thanksgiving, while other people’s families were arguing about politics, my family and I managed to get into a fight over whether they should be paying more attention to the security of their computers and data. One insisted she doesn’t do any online banking; another pointed out that his email is incredibly boring; and, anyway, they pretty much all assume anyone who wanted to would be able to access everything anyway…

https://slate.com/technology/2017/02/everyone-needs-to-take-computer-security-seriously.html

Arizona Beverages, quick to the grocer’s shelf with its ubiquitous iced teas, has been slow to get much of its network running again after it discovered its backup system wasn’t properly configured to restore its systems in the wake of a targeted ransomware attack and was forced to spend a pretty penny to bring in outside help from #Cisco…

https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/arizona-beverages-ransomware-attack-exacerbated-by-unpatched-servers-poorly-configured-back-up-system/

According to multiple user reports, the Windows Defender Antivirus, Microsoft Endpoint Protection and Microsoft Security Essentials antimalware solutions are crashing randomly with a 0x800106ba error code on computers running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2003, 2008 and 2012…

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-antimalware-crashing-with-error-0x800106ba-on-windows-7-and-8/

A number of Windows 7 and 8.1 users are encountering problems with Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender. Users are seeing their automatic anti-malware protection turned off without their knowledge and are seeing out-of-date virus definitions. The problem is happening with some, but not all, users for the past several hours. Windows 10 users don’t seem to be affected...

https://www.zdnet.com/google-amp/article/some-windows-7-8-1-users-reporting-security-essentials-and-windows-defender-problems/

After being a staple on PCs for so many years, last month it was discovered that WinRAR, software used to open .zip archive files, has been vulnerable for the last 19 years to a bug that’s easily exploited by hackers and malware distributors. Fortunately, the software has been patched with the recent release of version 5.70, but after being unchecked for so long and installed by so many people, a new wave of malware is taking advantage…

https://www.slashgear.com/19-years-old-winrar-vulnerability-leads-to-over-100-malware-exploits-16569928/

Digital security researchers have discovered a previously unknown type of ad-serving malware in more than 200 Android apps, some of which have been downloaded by millions of users. The AdWare, which security firm Check Point calls “SimBad,” creates a backdoor and allows its creator to install additional programs, according to TechCrunch. The firm notified Google of the vulnerability, and the apps have all been pulled from the Google Play Store. It’s still on us, however, to delete these apps from our phones…

https://lifehacker.com/delete-these-malware-laden-apps-from-your-android-right-1833293923